"Bloop" Is Running His Mouth Again...
There's something much worse than being accused of "flip-flopping": refusing to flip when it's obvious that your course of action is a flop.
I say this to President Bush as someone who learned the hard way how embracing the world's complexity can be twisted into a crude political shorthand. Barbed words can make for great politics. But with U.S. troops in Iraq in the middle of an escalating civil war, this is no time for politics. Refusing to change course for fear of the political fallout is not only dangerous -- it is immoral.
Never a more feckless, tiresome, yellow-backed example of a man do we have than that of Jon Carry. This is a man who has thrown other people's medals over a fence to make a political point, lied about his service just to get out of that service, wanted, and intrigued, to be named a 'hero'--and injured himself--simply to be a quitter.
John 'Effen' didn't care who he hurt, what principles he betrayed. He didn't honor ANY oaths he took, he didn't live up to ANY value system other than that of self-interest--and he wants to call my President a flop??? This is a man who didn't feel bad lying about 'his band of brothers'--men far braver than he--who fought the fight he didn't have the stones for, all the while he was colluding with our enemy and betraying the government of the United States!
The most important skill this man has taught himself is how to windsurf on his wife's dime and how to do bad stand up comedy about our troops. He knows how to snivel about his wartime paper cuts, badger his superiors for undeserved war honors, and he schmoozed that jackass Carter into hiding his Dishonorable Discharge--that's his entire social repertoire. His most prescient ability is figuring out the precise length of tongue needed to lick Splash's too-ample butt. He can take his 'political analysis' and shove it up his spermicidal bunny-suit (that's the only way the crotch-area would get delineated.) You can find something more useful in any ketchup bottle.
If he had any grace at all he would have shaken the hand of the Secret Service agent he fell over on the ski slope and, instead of calling him a "sonuvabitch", he would have introduced this man to the public, asked his name, and shown his appreciation for him guarding his life. Instead, he proved what an elitest, egotistical, self-important sonuvabitch that lays underneath Mr. 'I'm Reporting For Duty'.
Not yet he hasn't.